Sunday, October 25, 2015

WINNERS of the 2015 I Can't Believe It's Colored Pencil Show - Memphis CPSA Annual Exhibit

BEST OF SHOW - Quilt Still Life by Susan Hyback
GUS STAUB AWARD - Susie by Susan Hyback
PEOPLE'S CHOICE- Momma's Quilt - by Rita Morgan
2nd Place - Hydrangeas I - by Patty Simon
3rd Place- English Countryside by Janice Ingram

Honorable Mention - The Cactus Flower by Lois Guthridge

Honorable Mention - Down By The River by Carla K. Sexton

Also a very special thank you for the Friends and Family of Gus Staub who traveled from out of town to attend the Reception.  We are honored to dedictate this year's show to his memory.
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Congratulations to Patty Simon and Rita Morgan on selling 2 pieces !
 SOLD - This Land is My Land by Rita Morgan
SOLD - Mutual Curiosity by Patty Simon

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                            Thank you to our Artists for making this a wonderful show!

                                                                 And a few more to savor . . .

The Journey Road by Mary Lawrence Allen

 Special Morning by Jan Cobb

Saturday, September 5, 2015

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S COLORED PENCIL! MEMPHIS CPSA 22nd ANNUAL EXHIBIT - a Tribute to Gus Staub October 4, 2015 - October 25, 2015


Exhibit will be at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road | Germantown, TN 38138  Tel: 901-754-7282

Artists Reception - Saturday, October 17, 2015  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We would love to see you there!

Our Friend, Mentor, and Artist - Gus Staub


Saturday, May 30, 2015

June 6 meeting at St. Francis of Assisi, 8151 Chimney Rock Blvd. - EXPLORING WATERCOLOR PENCILS

Please join us Saturday 10:00 am - Noon on June 6, 2015 at St. Francis of Assisi Family Life Center Room 111 for our Memphis Chapter Colored Pencil Meeting .  The address is 8151 Chimney Rock Blvd., Cordova, TN 38016.

Patty will bring 3 books from our library which has information on how to use watercolor pencils. I will bring some paper suitable for wet or dry media, some containers for water, paper towels, paper plates,  and a book by Cathy Johnson which has 37 Step by Step Demonstrations on using watercolor pencils.  This is something I have not really tried before, so I am eager to experiment.

Please bring any watercolor pencils, brushes, reference photos or art in progress and lets get creative!

To get you in the mood, here is a link to a tutorial by Artist Bob Davies :

Hope to see you there

Dixon Gardens May 2

Once again we had beautiful weather for our May Colored Pencil Meeting.  It was nice to be out in the gardens to do some sketches and takes reference photos and enjoy some sunshine. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

May 2, 2015 Meeting 10:00 am at Dixon Gallery and Gardens

May Field Trip

Join us for our next meeting!  Bring your pencils and plan to do some drawing at the Dixon Gardens at 10:00 am, Saturday May 2, 2015. Dixon Gallery and Gardens is located at 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117

Come and be inspired!

April Meeting at Pilgrimage Festival in Holly Springs, MS

We could not have asked for more beautiful spring weather for our April meeting at the Holly Springs, Mississippi Home and Heritage Festival.  The dogwoods and azaleas were gorgeous.  We toured several homes and a church that is now a Yellow Fever Museum.   There were canons, and horses and costumed characters. We topped it off with a wonderful lunch.  Here are some photos.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Due to icy roads, the March 7 meeting has been postponed to March 14.  The meeting will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church Family Life Center in Room 111.   Bring some pencils and reference material and we will experiment with suede board.  Surely Spring is not far away!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 7 , 2015 Meeting 10:00 am - Noon

Join us March 7, 2015 10:00 am to noon in Room 111 of the Family Life Center at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8151 Chimneyrock Blvd. , Cordova, TN.  At our February meeting, Rita shared with us the lessons she has been getting online and the work she has been doing.  One of the lessons was using colored pencils on suede mat board.  If you have never tried using Colored Pencil on Suede Board, this is your chance.  BRING SOME PENCILS! We will have 5 x 7 green suede board for you to try.  You might want to bring some reference material or small line drawings.  Come and be inspired ! Bring a friend too. Guests are welcome.

****YOU HAVE UNTIL MARCH 31 to get your entry submitted for the 2015 CPSA International Exhibit**** Let's DRAW !

Above - Patty Simon drawing Squash on Pastel board
      Susan Hyback working on a portrait of Snoopy.  Also check out the Artists Trading Cards she did
 Rita Morgan has been very busy.  She is holding her beautiful drawing she did of a quilt on a wicker chair. 

                                 2015 Upcoming Meetings

March 7 , 2015 -  10:00 am - Noon  Room 111 Family Life Center, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 8151 Chimneyrock Blvd., Cordova, TN

April 11, 2015 - Holly Springs, MS Pilgrimage Field Trip  visit